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Thursday, April 21, 2011

People ate 25% less when given four 100-calorie packages of crackers versus one 400 calorie package

People ate 25 percent less -- 75 fewer calories -- when they were given four 100-calorie packages of crackers than when given one 400-calorie package according to a study by the always interesting Brian Wansink, PhD of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, USA.

Overweight participants decreased their intake by 54 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 1:13 pm | [0] comments

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PORTION SIZE

Overweight people ate 40% more calories or 339 more calories when the portion size was doubled

Overweight people ate 40% more calories or 339 more calories when the portion size of pasta they were given was doubled according to a study from the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, USA.

This compares to an increase of only 10% or 100 calories in lean people.

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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 3:38 pm | [0] comments

PORTION SIZE

Lean people ate 10% more calories or 100 more calories when the portion size was doubled

Lean people ate roughly 10% more calories or 100 more calories when the portion size of pasta they were given was doubled, however, the difference was not statistically significant according to a study from the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, USA.

This compares to an increase of 40% or 339 calories in overweight people.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 26, 2011 3:25 pm | [0] comments

Friday, October 22, 2010

PORTION CONTROL

Women on the portion-controlled diet lost 12.3 lbs in 2 months vs 7.9 lbs when counting calories

Women eating portion-controlled diets lost more weight than women on a diet that was not portion-controlled even though both were supposed to eat the same number of calories according to a recent study. Women on the portion-controlled diet lost 12.3 pounds in two months compared to 7.9 pounds for women following a non-portion-controlled diet. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 9:01 am | [0] comments

PORTION SIZE

People ate 159 more calories when given a large portion

Portion size has a significant effect on the amount of food we eat according to numerous studies. People ate 25 percent more calories -- 159 more calories -- when given a larger portion size of pasta according to one study. However, they did not recognize that the portion size was any larger than normal, nor that they had eaten any more than normal. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 22, 2010 8:54 am | [0] comments

Thursday, September 09, 2010

PORTION SIZE

Women ate 10% fewer calories when portion size decreased by 25%

Women ate 231 fewer calories per day, a 10 percent decrease in calories, when the portion size was 25 percent less than normal according to research from researchers at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 6:22 am | [0] comments

PORTIONS

50% larger portions increased calorie intake by 423 calories per day

Increasing portion size by 50 percent increased calorie intake in both normal weight and overweight men and women by an average of 423 calories per day according to a study by Barbara Rolls and colleagues at the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 09, 2010 6:04 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

PORTION SIZE

Larger portions increase calorie intake by 150 calories per meal

Larger portions increase calorie consumption by an average of 150 calories per meal or up to 30 percent according to recent research. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 12:54 pm | [0] comments

PORTION SIZE

Children ate 15% more calories when given larger portions

Children ate 15 percent more calories when they were given larger portions at lunch according to a study by Jennifer Fisher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas, USA and colleagues. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 12:53 pm | [0] comments

PORTION SIZE

Children ate 34% more calories when given larger portions of calorie-dense foods

Children ate 34 percent more calories when they were given larger portions of lunch that contained more calorie-dense foods according to a study by Jennifer Fisher at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Children's Nutrition Research Center in Houston, Texas and Barbara Rolls at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 12:14 pm | [0] comments

PORTION SIZE

Cutting the portion size of french fries in half reduces french fry intake by 75 calories

When the portion size of french fries was cut in half, from 3.1 ounces (88 grams) to 1.6 ounces (44 grams), in an all-you- can-eat university dining facility, students consumed about 75 fewer calories from french fries than they did when the larger portion size was served. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 10:27 am | [0] comments

PORTION SIZES

Some portion sizes are 2 to 7 times larger than the USDA standard

"With the single exception of sliced white bread, all of the commonly available food portions we measured exceeded--sometimes greatly-- USDA and FDA standard portions," a recent study found.

Note: Large portions contribute to overeating and obesity. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 07, 2010 9:02 am | [0] comments

Friday, June 08, 2007

PORTION SIZE

When given twice as much food, women ate 530 calories more, men ate 812 calories more

When people are presented with larger portions of food, they eat more according to research from researchers at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jun 08, 2007 1:22 am | [0] comments

BEVERAGES

Women consumed 10% more calories, men 26% more, when served 18 oz vs 12 oz drink

When men and women were served a larger beverage at lunch, they consumed more calories from the beverage without reducing their food intake according to a recent study from researchers at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jun 08, 2007 1:17 am | [0] comments

PLATE SIZE

Using smaller plates does not reduce calorie intake

Using a smaller plate does not reduce calorie intake according to a study from researchers at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jun 08, 2007 1:03 am | [0] comments

Thursday, February 15, 2007

PORTION SIZE

Children consume 13% more calories when given larger portions

Feeding children 2- to 9-years-old larger portions increases calorie intake by 13 percent according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 3:47 am | [0] comments

Friday, February 11, 2005

Portion size, eating away from home, and high-energy dense foods increase calorie intake

"Increasing portion size, eating away from home, and consuming a variety of high-energy dense foods appear to increase energy intake," notes a paper from the Mayo Clinic. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Feb 11, 2005 4:56 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

PORTION SIZES

Some food portions two to seven larger than the recommended size

Today's food portions are often 2 to 7 times the standard portion size according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jan 12, 2005 7:15 am | [0] comments

Friday, November 05, 2004

Children eat more when given larger portions, less when they serve themselves

Children eat substantially more when given a larger portion, but ate 25 percent less at lunch when they were allowed to serve themselves according to the Institute of Medicine's report on Childhood Obesity (2004, p. 346). Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Nov 05, 2004 3:59 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Should the price of food be regulated to fight the obesity epidemic?

An increase in food portions is one reason for rise in obesity rates in recent years according to a letter published in The Lancet from Harvard University's Walter Willet and Nicholas Wald from the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London, England. They suggest that the government could define a standard size portion and then the price of food would have to be relative to its serving size. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 13, 2004 1:19 pm | [0] comments

Monday, June 07, 2004

Portion size 2-8 times a standard serving

Portion size is 2 to 8 times larger than what is considered a standard serving according to researchers from New York University. They also note that the serving size of fast-food chains are often 2 to 5 times larger than their original size.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 07, 2004 3:54 am | [0] comments
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